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The entire Bryant community has an active role in creating a safe and healthy Fall 2021 semester. #BeBryantStrong

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Student Vaccination and Masking Policy

We are looking forward to welcoming our students back to campus for a safe and healthy start to the upcoming academic year. After consultation with government and public health officials, Bryant University has established a policy for student vaccination and masking for the 2021 fall semester. It is the University’s intent to implement similar vaccination and masking policies for staff and faculty. These will be announced separately.

The Student Vaccination and Masking Policy will require that all students be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to their arrival on campus for the 2021 fall semester, except for those students with exemptions for medical, religious or other reasons; see details below.

Students are required to email confirmation of their COVID-19 vaccination to Health Services at bhs@bryant.edu no later than Tuesday, August 10. If you have not yet received your vaccine, there are many free and convenient places to receive vaccinations, including at local CVS, Walgreens, Walmart and Stop and Shop locations. For students who receive COVID-19 vaccinations outside of the United States, the University will accept documentation of COVID-19 vaccines for which the World Health Organization has issued an Emergency Use Listing.

Exemption from the vaccine requirement can be requested by completing and submitting the Student Vaccine Exemption Request Form to studentaffairs@bryant.edu by Tuesday, August 10. Information submitted in support of a request will be handled with the utmost privacy in compliance with all applicable privacy laws.

COVID-19 Vaccine Holds will become active on August 1 for students who have not satisfied the vaccine requirement or obtained an exemption. While under a Vaccine Hold, residential students will be unable to receive their residential room keys, first-year commuter students will be unable to receive their Bryant laptop computer, and other commuter students will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Students who are not fully vaccinated or have chosen not to be vaccinated will continue to be required to wear a mask on campus when indoors or outdoors in crowded settings where they are less than three feet apart from others.  These and other public health policies are subject to change with RI Department of Health and CDC requirements.

Students with questions regarding policy and form should contact Student Affairs at studentaffairs@bryant.edu. Faculty and staff with questions should contact Human Resources.
 

Employee Masking and Vaccination Policy

Aligned with the Fall 2021 Student Policy for COVID-19 vaccinations , Bryant University has established the attached policy for faculty and staff vaccination and masking.

The Employee Vaccination and Masking Policy will require that all faculty and staff be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of fall semester classes on Tuesday, September 7, except for those employees with exemptions for medical, religious or other reasons.

Exemption from the vaccine requirement can be requested by completing and submitting the Employee Vaccine Exemption Request Form to HR_Private@bryant.edu by Tuesday, August 10. Information submitted in support of a request will be handled with the utmost privacy in compliance with all applicable privacy laws.

Employees are required to email confirmation of their COVID-19 vaccination to Health Services at bhs@bryant.edu no later than Tuesday, August 10. If you have not yet received your vaccine, there are many free and convenient places to receive vaccinations, including at local CVS, Walgreens, Walmart and Stop and Shop locations. For employees who receive COVID-19 vaccinations outside of the United States, the University will accept documentation of COVID-19 vaccines for which the World Health Organization has issued an Emergency Use Listing

Employees who are not fully vaccinated or have chosen not to be vaccinated will continue to be required to wear a mask on campus when indoors or outdoors in crowded settings where they are less than three feet apart from others.  These and other public health policies are subject to change with RI Department of Health and CDC requirements.

Faculty and staff with questions regarding the attached policy and form should contact Human Resources.